Domestic Conveyancing

Buying and selling residential property

Buying and selling your home, whether it is a freehold house or  a leasehold flat is one of the most costly complex and risk filled  transactions you are ever likely to undertake.

What can the conveyancing team at Hudgell & Partners do for you when buying?

  • A named contact will support you throughout the purchase process, always available to answer your queries
  • Checking the title for the property, carrying out searches, investigating the planning history and  creating a report for you  about your new  property
  • Liaising with  the seller, the seller’s solicitor, and  the estate agent
  • Meeting you to go through your report, and signing the contract
  • Negotiating an exchange of contracts for you
  • Preparing the transfer deed and checking that the seller's title has not changed
  • Preparing a financial statement for you
  • Obtaining any mortgage funds and completing the purchase for you
  • Completing and submitting a stamp duty tax return to HMRC
  • Registering the purchase with the Land Registry, post completion
  • Hudgell & Partners act for  most major lenders, dealing with the legal work relating to mortgages

 How can the conveyancing team help you when selling?

  • Drafting the contract to sell your property
  • Checking your title and raising any issues with you
  • Answering  the queries raised by the buyers’ solicitor including obtaining documents
  • Corresponding with your lender where necessary and obtaining a redemption figure
  • Finalising the contract and arranging your signature 
  • Exchanging contracts and arrange completion
  • Settling any mortgage and estate agents’ fees and accounting to you with the sale proceeds

Use the Hudgell & Partners’ online conveyancing calculator to work out how much buying and selling a property will cost you. Sometimes it is necessary for us to undertake additional work for you. A list of the most common additional services that we are asked to undertake is on this page.

Disbursements on a Purchase

Local authority, drainage and environmental searches. The cost of these 3 searches is £189.90  

Land registry fees. These vary according to the value of the property.  See the following link to calculate them Land Registry Fee Calculator 

Stamp duty is normally payable when buying a property.  The following HMRC calculator will tell you how much Stamp Duty Calculator

On the purchase of leasehold property you may have to pay some or all of the following:

Notice of transfer fee. This fee is usually between £60 and £180

Notice of charge fee. The fee is usually between £60 and £180

Deed of covenant fee. The fee is usually between £60 and £150

Certificate of Compliance fee. The fee is usually between £90 and £150

Disbursements on a Sale

Copy title deeds £6.00 per title plus £11.00 to obtain a copy of your lease.

On the sale of a leasehold property a fee is payable to your landlord or their agent to obtain a leasehold information pack. This fee is normally between £100.00 and £300.00.

  • Click here if you are selling a property
  • Click here if you are buying a property
  • Click here if you are both buying and selling a property